When my grandmother said that she wanted the numbers on her garden gate repainted, this was the result. No before pics, unfortunately, but it was decades since it was last painted, and the gateposts are from the the 1840s, so it wasn’t a smooth surface. I took it from a cream and green design that was very chipped and faded to a stand-out cream and red version. I used two pots of masonry paint and a standard artist’s paintbrush, and then freehanded over the existing design.
Just as I was finishing, an elderly gent stopped, complimented me and said I should be an artist, which was very sweet!